There are many studies that indicate that intermittent fasting has very positive effects for people who suffer from diabetes, allergies, cardiovascular diseases and many other health problems. The legendary physician Paracelsus once said that there are only three therapies: "detox, detox and detox". And exactly that's what intermittent fasting provides. In the fasting periods, after about 12-14 hours, your body starts a process called "autophagy". The research about autophagy earned 2016's Nobel Prize for medicine: it plays a key role in your body’s ability to detoxify, repair, and regenerate itself. By activating your body’s autophagy process, you dampen inflammation, slow down the aging process, and optimize biological function. Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it's a natural lifestyle we are genetically programmed for.